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Oak Ridge Speech and Debate teams go to State

On to states — ORHS Speech and Debate teammates Nathan Somavrapu and Kathan Somavrapu (back row), along with Sanjay Raavi, Shaheryar Ajmal and Anshman Kotha (front row) celebrate with coach Eric Larsen, center. Two teams of two will go to the state competition next month. Courtesy photo

By Sree Raavi Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Sanjay Raavi and Shaheryar Ajmal will represent their school at state competition in two events — International Extemporaneous Speech and Public Forum Debate. The state competition will be held April 18-22 at West Ranch High School in Valencia. “It has been three years […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge’s debate team tops at tourneys

Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Anshu Kowtha, Kaythan Somavarapu, Shariar Ajmal, Prakar, Cassie, Ravi Pandya and Sunjay Raavi participated at the Mira Loma High School Debate tournament. Celebrating with them are coach Eric Larsen and team captain Nathan Somavarapu, a junior. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School’s Speech and Debate Team won twice in a row at the regional tournaments conducted by the Capital Valley Forensic League last month. The Capital Forensic League is one of the biggest speech and debate leagues in the area with 26 participating schools in the tri-county of Yolo, El Dorado and Sacramento. The high school team […]

1 Comment / November 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

ORHS students debate well in tourney

Shaheryar Ajmal, left, and Sanjay Raavi pose with their trophies after the speech and debate tournament held this summer. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School students Shaheryar Ajmal and Sanjay Raavi earned 14th place in Public Forum Debate at the 2014 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Overland Park, Kan., earlier this summer. Public Forum Debate is the newest form of debate offered by the National Speech & Debate Association and features opposing teams of two […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Two Trojans headed to national speech & debate competition

Sanjay Raavi, left, and Shaheryar Ajmal debated their way to the national speech and debate championship this June. The Oak Ridge Students will head to Kansas to face the competition. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge students Shaheryar Ajmal and Sanjay Raavi have won a bid to the National Speech & Debate Association’s national championship tournament to be held in Kansas City, Kan., this June. Students from 105 districts around the country will compete, representing all 50 states. This will be Shaheryar’s second national tournament. Competition for the local […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Proposed gas station fuels public safety debate

After a lengthy meeting last Thursday, El Dorado County Planning Commissioners approved an Arco AM/PM at the Sophia Parkway and Green Valley Road intersection, giving opponents just one more opportunity to stop the project. The Board of Supervisors must give its final approval; a date for that discussion has not been set. An unpopular project with […]

2 Comments / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge High School debaters finish strong at State

Sanjay Raavi, left, and Shahereyar Ajmal hold up their awards. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School debaters Sanjay Raavi and Shaheryar Ajmal placed seventh out of 48 Public Forum debate teams competing at the California High School Speech Association 2013 State Tournament, held at West Ranch High School in Santa Clarita last month. The team of Ajmal and Raavi ranked highest in Central California, eventually being knocked […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Read More »

At the debate: Norris, Day go head to head

Incumbent El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Director Harry Norris and challenger Alan Day squared off last Wednesday at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85 before an audience of roughly 20 ratepayers. Most acted as if they’d already chosen their man. The League of Women Voters hosted the candidate forum. Moderator Betsy Kerr directed edited […]

Comments Off / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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